What’s more fun than training? What’s the goal of training all year? Yes, you are correct. Damn, you’re smart people. It is signing up for a race. Especially, one not on the original schedule. My friends and I talked me into adding a road run this Saturday. I couldn’t let them have all the fun and pride of finishing another race.
I speak of the Steeplechase 8k here in my backyard. It courses around downtown passing by 10 historic church steeples.
I emailed my coach to make sure I wasn’t messing up the theme of the training week. I still have a couple of heavy bike workouts this weekend. This would be a great time to have a masseuse on staff and maybe some of those NormaTec recovery-pump boots. But I’ll settle for ice baths and good night sleep.
No special prep for this race. I know you may be shocked at my lack of preparation but I’ll go all OCD on my next triathlon in 2 weeks. Truth be told, I wanted to add this race because of the distance. It’ll be a good tempo training run to add in the build-up to the Lake Guntersville Olympic. I start doubting my leg speed if I’ve been doing big bike volume. So, some fast Zone 4/5 running is the prescription this weekend. Let’s go run!